HC Deb 22 July 1938 vol 338 cc2595-6

11.11 a.m.

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Captain Euan Wallace)

I beg to move, in page I, line 16, at the end, to insert the words "and give effect to the said conditions."

These words, as the Committee will see in the printed Bill, were left out by the other House to avoid questions of Privilege, and I move to insert them now simply in order to make the Bill complete.

Amendment agreed to.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill."

Mr. Tinker

Before this Clause is added to the Bill, would the Financial Secretary explain what this collection is? The other night it was not made quite clear what it contains. This is one of those occasions when we are asked to agree to something without knowing to what it is we are agreeing.

Captain Wallace

This collection is a collection of moths, butterflies, stuffed animals and things of that kind. It contains in particular a very wonderful collection of what, I believe, are scientifically called Lepidoptera, which to you and me, Captain Bourne, means, as I have said, bugs, butterflies, moths and the like. When I used the phrase "zoological museum" the other night, I may have given to the House a wrong impression that any of these specimens are alive. They are not. They will form a very valuable addition to the existing collection in the British Natural History Museum. I hope that this explanation will satisfy the hon. Member.

Question, "That the Clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill," put, and agreed to.

Clauses 2 and 3 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedule agreed to.

Bill reported, with an Amendment; as amended, considered; read the Third time, and passed, with an Amendment.